10 things to do for $10 (7 free!) this weekend, November 2-4
With Halloween over, we're now officially on to colder weather and anticipating the upcoming holiday season. But there's still plenty to do this week, everything from Day of the Dead parties to art openings, costume parties and even a dramatic reading of lines from Pretty in Pink. And they're each under $10, which means you can start saving for those holiday presents. Check out the Westword calendar for a full listing of events, and share other cheap happenings in the comments section below.
- 25th annual Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival kicks off Friday in Colorado Springs
- West meets East at the Denver Botanic Gardens through this weekend
- Countdown to Denver Arts Week: Muertos Mart at Pirate Contemporary Art
Day of the Dead show at Studio 12 Gallery (Friday, free)
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If you haven't gotten your fill of sugar skulls and altar-making, you're in luck. Studio 12 is going all out with this free Day of the Dead bash, which will include workshops on such things as how to make traditional Dia de los Muertos crafts, as well as face-painting, displays of Dead-related art, and beer from Breckenridge Brewery.
Goghing Digital at Tenn Street ART (Friday, free)
Get a new perspective on Van Gogh at this fascinating Regis University student show. Inspired by the Denver Art Museum's current "Becoming Van Gogh" exhibit, the Regis digital art class will showcase work that explores post-Impressionism with digital art techniques. Listen to the music of Matt Nasi at the opening reception, and see Van Gogh's lasting influence on modern art.
Not So Pretty in Pink at the MCA Denver (Friday, $5)
The MCA's Black Sheep Fridays continue tonight with yet another bizarre program. This time, Denver personality Sid Pink will recite dialogue from the 1986 John Hughes classic Pretty in Pink. The Friday-night series is your chance to get in to the MCA for cheap, enjoy art and a cocktail, and see some offbeat entertainment. In keeping with the theme, rare roast beef sandwiches will be served.
Arctic Impressions: Spitsbergen at The Bolt Factory (Friday, free)
This fall, photographer Evan Anderman went on a trip to the Arctic; he took a lot of photographs along the way. See his spectacular photos today in the first installment: Spitsbergen. Focusing on the first site he visited, this portion of the exhibit will show wildlife, glaciers and other breathtaking images from a faraway part of the world.
Blaxploitation Double Feature Friday at Gypsy House Cafe (Friday, $2 for films, $5 for after party)
Afros & Beats will have everything you need in a Friday night this evening: film, food, and of course, dancing. Watch two blaxploitation films: Black Samson and The Spook Who Sat By The Door, dance to DJ Cavem's afro-beat, hip hop, and soul music, and stick around past 2 a.m. for an after party full of good music and refreshments from Gypsy House.